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Pancho Villa's revolution by headlines / Mark Cronlund Anderson.

By: Anderson, Mark Cronlund, 1960-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, c2000Description: x, 301 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 0806131721 (cloth : acid-free paper); 9780806131726 (cloth : acid-free paper); 0806133759 (pbk.); 9780806133751 (pbk.).Subject(s): Mexico -- History -- Revolution, 1910-1920 -- Mass media and the revolution | Mexico -- History -- Revolution, 1910-1920 -- Public opinion -- History | Villa, Pancho, 1878-1923 -- In mass media | Villa, Pancho, 1878-1923 -- Public opinion -- History | Mass media -- Political aspects | Press and propaganda -- Mexico -- History | Press and propaganda -- United States -- History | Public opinion -- United States -- History | Public opinion -- Mexico -- History | United States -- Foreign relations -- 1913-1921DDC classification: 972.08/16 LOC classification: F1234 | .A547 2000Other classification: 15.85
Contents:
A Man on Horseback, a Revolution, and the Mass Media -- Villa's Foreign Policy: The Buddy System -- Cut-and-Paste Revolutionary -- Mixed Propaganda Reactions: Huerta and Carranza -- The Trouble with Mexicans -- The Savage and the Sneak: Huerta and Carranza in the American Press -- The Warrior: Villa in the American Press -- The Warrior Redux: Villa in the American Diplomatic Record.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [279]-289) and index.

A Man on Horseback, a Revolution, and the Mass Media -- Villa's Foreign Policy: The Buddy System -- Cut-and-Paste Revolutionary -- Mixed Propaganda Reactions: Huerta and Carranza -- The Trouble with Mexicans -- The Savage and the Sneak: Huerta and Carranza in the American Press -- The Warrior: Villa in the American Press -- The Warrior Redux: Villa in the American Diplomatic Record.

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After Friedrich Katz's epic The Life and Times of Pancho Villa (1998), this reviewer thought nothing new could be said about Villa. Anderson's history, a comparative study of how Pancho Villa adroitly manipulated the media for propaganda purposes, came as a pleasant surprise. Anderson shows how Villa promoted himself "as aesthetically attractive--as an athletic, active, hands on leader, a fearless warrior ... possessed of uncommon horse sense." Through a discourse analysis of a wide range of newspapers and diplomatic documents, Anderson demonstrates that Villa was much more adroit at public relations than his rivals Victoriano Huerta and Venustiano Carranza. Villa, a master at working the press, sometimes charmed reporters, at other times bribed them. Anderson makes clear how American racism limited the media's portrayal of Villa. The press could not rise above ingrained racial stereotypes of Mexicans as savages, mongrels, backward, and inferior to Americans. The author concludes that the press in turn influenced diplomatic agents and policy makers. The book is well footnoted, and has a good bibliography and a comprehensive index. All levels. R. Acu~na; California State University, Northridge

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Mark Cronlund Anderson is Assistant Professor of History at Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario.

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